WAR WITH AUSTRIA

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What was the main issue following the Plombieres meeting?
Cavour needed to find a way to make Austria look like the aggressor
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What were the two ways he tried to do this?
Victor Emmanuel II delivered a provocative speech and Cavour mobilised the Piedmontese army
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Austria sent an ultimatum, how did Cavour respond?
By ignoring it
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What was Austria's reaction to this?
They declared war on Piedmont
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What was the date of this war?
29th April 1959
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How did the war begin for Piedmont and France?
It didn't go well at all, French troops arrived in Lombardy before their equipment
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There were two famous battles during this war, what were they called?
Battle of Magenta and Battle of Solferino
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What were the dates of these two wars?
M - 4th June 1859 and S - 24th June 1859
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What was the problem with the two battles?
The carnage was horrific
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What did Napoleon offer and why was this not enough?
He offered his own personal linen for the wounded but it was too late, bandages and medicine didn't arrive until after the war so soldiers were lying on the battlefield in agony
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How did this war end?
Napoleon secretly met with Austria at Villafranca to make peace
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When was this meeting?
8th July 1859
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What was the name of the meeting where it was held?
Villafranca
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What were some of the terms for this agreement?
Lombardy were to be handed to France to give to Piedmont but Austria would keep Venetia
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The result of this was..?
Cavour's resignation
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The treaty symbolising the end of the war was called what and when was it signed?
Treaty of Zurich and November 1859
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